28th September 2009
New York governor David Paterson confirms plans to run again in 2010 1
5:33 PM — New York governor David Paterson, a strong gay rights ally, has confirmed he plans to run for re-election in 2010.
Gay humanist group to protest against Pope’s visit at Labour Conference 27
3:49 PM — The Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA) has organised a protest against Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the UK to be held at the Labour Party's annual conference this week.
Terrence Higgins Trust offers HIV detection test four weeks after exposure 3
2:20 PM — Sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is now offering an HIV test which can be used four weeks after infection. Usually, tests can only be carried out three months after the date of suspected transmission.
London’s gay art festival announces 2009 line-up 3
2:18 PM — The programme for GFest, London's lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans art festival, has been announced. The event, now in its third year, is due to take place between November 9th and 22nd and will be held at various venues across the capital.
Bill Clinton: ‘I decided I was wrong about gay marriage’ 16
12:11 PM — Former US president Bill Clinton has discussed how he came to change his views over gay marriage and adoption. He said he was personally no longer opposed to the issue.
Thousands protest in Rome against homophobic attacks 4
12:07 PM — An estimated 30,000 people turned out onto the streets of Rome last week to protest against a spate of homophobic attacks in Italy.
Study finds no difference between children raised by gay or straight adoptive parents 26
12:04 PM — A study of adoptive parents has found "no significant difference" in emotional problems experienced by children brought up by gay adoptive parents.
Billboard featuring gay US marine is vandalised 10
10:49 AM — A billboard advertisement in Memphis featuring a former US marine and the tagline "I'm gay and I protected your freedom" has been torn down by vandals.
Equal adoption rights for Scottish gay couples begin today 4
10:33 AM — From today, gay and unmarried couples in Scotland will now have the same adoption rights as straight married couples. This brings Scotland into line with England and Wales.
Gay Dr Who and Torchwood star John Barrowman told by TV bosses to stay in the closet 115
9:54 AM — Torchwood star John Barrowman has revealed his anger at being told by his bosses he should keep his sexuality a secret. The openly gay actor says he was told he should pretend to be straight in order to reach success.
Graham Norton warned over lesbian joke 11
9:52 AM — Gay TV presenter Graham Norton and his production team received a warning over a lesbian joke he made on his show in March. One viewer complained about a comment he made.